Fountain pen, typewriter collecting,
and maybe more.
Very ingenious, indeed! Resourcefulness is the hallmark of a dedicated typo-spherian.
Those look very sporty! Here's what I did for the same problem.http://manualentry.blogspot.com/2012/01/hermes-knob-cheap-solution.html
Dang! That's some hardcore metalurgy.
Yay, a creative solution to the perennial Hermes platen knob problem.
They look as good as the originals.
Ace "out-of-the-box" thinking! Your replacements look as fine as they work.
These look very cool in their new environments. I especially like the radio knob. Great job of giving both knob and typewriter a new lease on life!
In your 'research', did you ever find a way to replace the right-side platen knob for a Hermes Baby Rocket (1964)? I various chat rooms, typewriter discussion groups, for whatever reason, this part is in demand. Would you have any suggestions or a solution? Thank you.
I thought I may have found a substitute I could use instead of the black rubber covered knobs from McMaster-Carr. However, the knobs are 1.25 inch diameter which are a bit oversize. They are bakelite so I cannot turn them down to about 1.20 inch diameter. I'll be posting on them in the near future. So far I thinkg Ryan Adney at Magic Margin has the best and most useable idea for anyone who does not have access to a lathe and commercial knobs. Copy and paste the link in your browser's URL space for the post.http://www.magicmargin.net/2013/12/typewriter-crafting-making-hermes-3000.html
I happen to have made all new knobs for mine via 3d printing; the local public library has a 3d printer, so this was my first-ever CAD job!
That's great to have a 3-D printer that you can use. I'd like to see the knobs.